Digital solutions in children’s services: Key policy developments

Derren Hayes
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care described the IT systems used by children’s services as “poorly configured”. These, it said, create barriers to data collection, delay information sharing and add extra bureaucracy for social workers to navigate, which takes them away from frontline practice.

The DfE wants to use digital technology to achieve frictionless information sharing between public agencies. Peopleimages.com/Adobe Stock
The DfE wants to use digital technology to achieve frictionless information sharing between public agencies. Peopleimages.com/Adobe Stock

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